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Latest items for LRW-DATA-1

Feb. 13, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2012, the gang rape and murder of a young woman in south Delhi caused a worldwide outcry, but since then instances of sexual violence towards women have been frequent. In February a woman reported being raped at gunpoint, but was then told by the inspector in charge that she needed to have sex with him before he would arrest the men who lived in her village. In May a jilted boyfriend gang-raped his ex-girlfriend with six other men then drove a car over her head to stop her being identified" (para 14-16).
Feb. 13, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"De Angulo is one of the seven out of 10 women (PDF) in Bolivia who are victims of sexual abuse" (10).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The National Council for Crime Prevention is responsible for publishing the official crime statistics, which contain data about the number of crimes reported. Reported crimes cover all the incidents reported and registered as crimes by the Police, the Swedish Prosecution Authority, the Swedish Customs and the Swedish Economic Crime Authority. This means that reported crimes also include incidents that turn out after an investigation not to be a crime or incidents where a crime cannot be proved" (page 21). Table 1, Reported crimes 2006-2013, shows that: Number of reported assaults of a woman ranges from 25,491 in 2006 to 27,056 in 2013. Assaults on a girl 15-17 years ranges from ...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to a 2014 government report, one in four women experienced intimate partner or sexual violence in their lives" (8).
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In October, Australian media reported that authorities transferred a female detainee from Nauru to Sydney for medical treatment. She was reportedly one of two Somali women who alleged they were raped at the Nauru detention center" (2). "According to the 2012 ABS Personal Safety Survey (the latest available), an estimated 41 percent of women 18 years and older had experienced some form of violence after attaining 15 years, and 19 percent had experienced sexual violence after attaining 15 years. The ABS reported that during 2014 police recorded 20,677 cases of sexual assault, of which 80 percent of the victims were women" (14).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to court records, authorities filed 5,310 cases involving sexual assault in 2014, compared with 4,591 cases in 2013" (35). "The Ministry of Public Health reported that from October 2014 to September, 13,265 women older than 18 years reported abuse and sought assistance from the ministry’s one-stop crisis centers (OSCCs), which provide information and services to victims. Of these victims 67 percent reported physical abuse, and 22 percent reported sexual abuse" (35).
Jan. 19, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"It has been 12 years since Luo Qianqian says she was pounced upon by her PhD supervisor while she was studying in Beijing. 'Please don’t do that,' she remembers protesting. 'I’m still a virgin.' Luo, now in her mid-30s, recalls bursting into tears at the unwanted advance" (para 1-2). "Slowly, however, women are breaking the silence in a country where one study suggested 80% of women had experienced sexual harassment" (para 8).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

"A comprehensive study published in 2014, which investigated the differences between high school boys and girls regarding the use of pornography, sexual experiences, experience of sexual abuse, and perceptions of sexuality, concluded that: . . . A higher proportion of girls (15%) than boys (6%) had experienced sexual abuse" (page 10).
Jan. 16, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Outrage over the alleged attacks grew on Wednesday after the Times of India published CCTV footage showing a woman being attacked by two men on a motorcycle, who appeared to try to wrestle her on to the bike, before throwing her to the ground. The incident occurred about 2.30am on Sunday morning in an alley several kilometres from the central Bangalore streets where the mass molestation allegedly took place, the newspaper said" (para 10-11). "Another victim of a sexual assault on the night, Chaitali Wasnik, told the Guardian she had been trying to find a taxi on a crowded street when two suspicious men started walking towards her. 'Out of ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Also, the strategy document indicates that data suggests 2.5 million women were subjected to harassment in 2014" (para 9).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Australia has some of the highest rates of reported sexual assault in the world, according to the United Nations, and over the past year a steady stream of on-campus assaults, ritualized misogyny and cruel retaliation have prompted a national conversation about gender, power and accountability" (para 5). "reports of sexual assault reached a six-year high last year" (para 15).
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In the capital Juba, a UN survey found seventy percent of women in Juba had suffered sexual assault since December 2013. In the outbreak of violence in the capital in July, hundreds of women reported rape" (para 6).
Jan. 10, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"I grew up in a culture and society where women are exposed to sexism and harassment from a young age. When I was 10 years old, I was groped by a man at a Tokyo swimming complex. My friend’s mother said it was my fault for wearing a 'cute bikini.' Sexual molestation on public transport is a common problem that society trivializes. In high school, my friends and I faced this on a daily basis" (para 23).
Jan. 9, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2011, 63 percent of women 15 and older had suffered some form of violence, with 32 percent being victims of sexual assault" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Fifteen percent of women have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 3% have ever experienced sexual violence" (261). "Three percent of women age 15-49 have ever experienced sexual violence, and 2% experienced sexual violence during the 12 months preceding the survey. Less than 1% of women first experienced sexual violence before age 18" (264).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

"'Many people would think women in Kuwait, as a Gulf country, have less freedom than in Egypt. As a matter of fact it's completely the opposite,' says Sara, who speaks Egyptian Arabic almost perfectly"(1). This statement was made by Sara who lived in Cairo for a year and remarked on the social pressure to wear the hijab as well as the sexual and verbal harassment on the street regardless of whether she was wearing the hijab or not (ENB-Coder Comment)."Sara wore the veil for five years. But the headscarf gave her little respite throughout the remainder of her time in Cairo, and she took it off following her departure. 'It ...more
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Sara had visited Cairo beforehand. But when she began living there in 2001, she says, she experienced the predicament of being a woman in the huge city, both with and without the hijab.'Getting groped or touched by sexual harassers would happen on average once a month,' recalls Sara, the daughter of an Egyptian mother and a Moroccan father who was born and raised in Kuwait"(1)."The harassment Sara was subject to was not always sexual, she says, but some also came from people – mainly female colleagues – who were not happy with the fact that she was Muslim and not veiled"(1)."Sara wore the veil for five years. But the headscarf ...more
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Research by Global Rights estimates that nearly nine out of 10 Afghan women face physical, sexual, or psychological violence" (para 3).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, with prison terms of five to 10 years, or eight to 10 years under aggravating circumstances, such as use of a weapon. The government generally implemented criminal aspects of the law better than protection aspects of the law"(16)."Rapes constituted the majority of sexual crimes investigated by the PNP [Panamanian National Police] and the PNP’s Directorate of Judicial Investigation.NGOs reported that many women were reluctant to report rapes due to fear of retaliation, inadequate response, and social stigma"(16)."The law prohibits sexual harassment in cases of established employer-employee relations in the public and private sectors and in teacherstudent relations. Violators face a maximum three-year prison ...more
Dec. 17, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

"According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, 7.4 million people in the country have been displaced by conflict between government security forces, paramilitary groups, and armed insurgency groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN). Among the millions affected by this violence, women and children are particularly vulnerable to crime, exploitation, sexual assault and malnutrition" (4).
Dec. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, such crimes (primarily rapes, molestations and stalking) have skyrocketed by a whopping 60 percent between 2010 and 2011 and 2014 and 2015" (para 4). "A report by the National Crime Records Bureau found 337,922 reports of violence, including rape, cruelty and abduction, against women in 2014, up 9 percent from 2013. The number of reported rapes in the country also rose by 9 percent to 33,707 in 2014, the last year for which such figures were available" (para 5). "The trigger for much of legislative and police action was the December 2012 rape of a 23-year-old Indian medical ...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

At 15:53 of the video the narrator says "The night before we met Brishti, she was molested by the man living in the room next to hers. The neighbours blamed her for the attack. She had to leave the compound that morning.The problem on that day was that man called me, so I went to him, but I never thought that he had that in mind. That was the problem, then neighbors saw that and got suspicious. That’s when aunty brought me here and let me stay at her house" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Sexual harassment was widespread under Mubarak, with a 2008 survey in three governorates by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights finding that 83 percent of women had been harassed, 46 percent on a daily basis. A 2013 U.N. survey of women in seven governorates found that 99 percent of women had experienced harassment, with 49 percent saying it occurred daily" (para 9).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In recent months, I interviewed 163 women who were raped – many of them brutally gang raped – during the three-month period after the election, when supporters of the two main political parties fought, often along ethnic lines, killing 1,133 people and displacing over 600,000" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"NEW DELHI: In the past three years, five minor girls were allegedly raped in every two days, totalling around 46 per cent of the total rape cases reported in the national capital in the corresponding period. 'In 2013, 1,636 rape cases were reported in Delhi of which, in 757 cases victims were minors. In 2014, 2,166 rape cases were reported in which 1,004 pertained to minors. 'Till October 31 this year, as many as 1,856 rape cases have been reported and in 824 cases, the victims are reported to be below 18 years,' Rajya Sabha was told today" (para 1-3). "'During 2014, the work-out percentage of rape cases in Delhi ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There are several serious social problems in Turkey, such as . . . Increasing cases of pedophilia and widespread sexual violence" (para 3). "Ayse Kesir, AKP parliamentarian and chairwoman of the commission, appeared on CNN Turk and claimed this suggestion would only apply to 3,000 families that have been already identified, as the young girls have willingly run away with their lovers, and had children" (para 6).
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Many Egyptians are hoping that a new bill, set to come before parliament in two months, will put a stop to a surge in rapes throughout the country" (para 1).
Nov. 27, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"10.2% [of women] said they have been a victim of sexual and physical violence, which covers very few forms of violence" (para 17).
Nov. 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Earlier Monday, French police said they have seen a rise in reports of sexual violence and harassment amid the growing global fallout from the accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. An official with the French national gendarme service said it had registered 30 percent more complaints this year so far than last year, notably in October. The official wasn't authorized to be publicly named" (para 23-24).
Nov. 22, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"More than four in 10 women (41%) in India experience harassment or violence before the age of 19, according to a new ActionAid research. The four-nation survey conducted by the international women and child rights NGO also revealed that women experience harassment for the first time at a very young age with 6% of them experiencing it before the age of 10 in India. . . . The research also found that around 73% of women in India have experienced some form of violence or harassment in the past month. . . . More than one in four (26%) women in India said they had been groped in the past ...more